Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1279012 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1076773 Feb 9, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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True. But self-defense instructors have said simply screaming at the top of your lungs can make a potential attacker run - or screaming "Fire!" if neighbors are close enough to hear is a very good deterrent.
(They say screaming "fire" will create more attention and more 911 calls than screaming something like "rape" or "help".)
However, a gun is the best defense.
No Carol, the idea that a gun is the best defense is a myth and a particularly dangerous one.
Having a gun in your home significantly increases your risk of death — and that of your spouse and children.
And it doesn’t matter how the guns are stored or what type or how many guns you own.
If you have a gun, everybody in your home is more likely than your non-gun-owning neighbors and their families to die in a gun-related accident, suicide or homicide.
Furthermore, there is no credible evidence that having a gun in your house reduces your risk of being a victim of a crime. Nor does it reduce your risk of being injured during a home break-in.
The health risks of owning a gun are so established and scientifically non-controvertible that the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement in 2000 recommending that pediatricians urge parents to remove all guns from their homes.
Study after study has been conducted on the health risks associated with guns in the home. One of the latest was a meta-review published in 2011 by David Hemenway, director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. He examined all the scientific literature to date on the health risks and benefits of gun ownership.
Having a gun in the home is a risk factor for serious accidental injury and death. As Hemenway points out, death certificate data indicate that 680 Americans were killed accidentally with guns each year between 2003 and 2007. Half those victims were under the age of 25.
A large percentage of homicides — and especially homicides in the home — occur during altercations over matters such as love, money, and domestic problems, involving acquaintances, neighbors, lovers, and family members; often the assailant or victim has been drinking.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1076774 Feb 9, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Do you know how to research the Bureau of Labor and Statistics? The number of jobs created are mostly part-time. Employers are cutting back hours to part-time everywhere to avoid the costs of employer-based insurance because of the mandates under Obamacare. Why aren't you aware of this?
Let me repeat Carol, very few companies have actually cut hours because of Obamacare, according to a new analysis by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
“While there may certainly be instances of individual employers carrying through with threats to reduce their employees’ hours to below 30 to avoid the sanctions in the ACA, the numbers are too small to show up in the data,” the CEPR researchers write.“It appears that in setting worker hours employers are responding to business considerations in much the same way as they did before the ACA took effect.”
But go ahead and chase your tail on that for a while.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1076775 Feb 9, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Do you seriously not understand what this means?
But I'm done trying to help you understand it.
Yes Carol it means that workers now have more flexibility and don't have to be shackled to a dead end job and can take the opportunity to seek education for better job skills, look for a better job, start a business or simply retire early rather than drop dead at their work stations.
Giving workers this flexibility also opens up the jobs they've vacated.
It's you that needs educating on this.

Since: May 11

Landisburg, PA

#1076776 Feb 9, 2014
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>And...in the meantime, millions of unsuspecting American citizens have been dumped by their private insurers thanks to that bufu-er Obama.
Are we having fun yet?
Insurance companies have always canceled existing policies& replaced them with new policies.

My insurer sent me a cancellation notice followed by 10 options for next year.
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1076777 Feb 9, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Liar
Geothermal HVAC works in the north without assistance.
No, you are the liar imbecile know-it-all liberal.

You have no clue what you are talking about, as usual.

Google geothermal heat Connecticut

Read the (non-ad) first hit, imbecile.

God are you people dumber that sh*t.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1076779 Feb 9, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You really don't understand the depths of the IRS' intrusion on regular citizens' rights using interrogation techniques by the FBI and harassment.
The Cincinnati agents who this administration first tried to divert the public's attention on as the only perpetrators in this scandal testified under oath they got their orders from the top.
Because Lois Lerner pleaded the Fifth, I take the word of the Cincinnati agents.
Still trying to push that crap again Carol? For one thing, no one has a right to a 501(c)(4) status. You have to prove that your group qualifies for that status. Let's go over the facts in the case once again (and I'm sure not for the last time).
Not ONE conservative group was denied 501(c)(4) status.
Not ONE conservative group was prevented from operating as though they had this status.
However THREE progressive groups were denied 501(c)(4) status.
So just how were anyone's rights intruded on stupid?
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1076781 Feb 9, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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There were better ways to achieve the same goal of weaning off employer-based insurance.
Obamacare is the worst possible way to do this. It's intended to create an all powerful government and dependent citizens with the ultimate goal of becoming a nanny state.
Surely, you must at least see a grain of truth to this considering all the bad news recently coming out.
Like what Carol? I can think of one thing off the top of my head; single payer. Companies wouldn't have to worry about insuring their workers people could take time off to expand their education, care for family members or even take the risk of starting a new business without the fear of lack of medical coverage. But that big "MYGOD! SOCIALISM!" bone in your head pretty much prevents you from seeing the logic behind it. Obamacare isn't the perfect solution, but it's much better than allowing companies whose only concern is their profit margins from determining who get's medical coverage and what coverage they're going to allow.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

United States

#1076782 Feb 9, 2014
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Article III. section 3. Read it and weep, loser.
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/con...
"Your" president is looking at being tried for treason if he doesn't get a grip (and soon!) on his subversive behavior.
Insisting on allowing people with terrorist "ties" into our country IS subversive activity, plain and clear.
Absolutely.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1076783 Feb 9, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Today Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) demanded that the Obama administration stop dragging its feet and release a specific plan to ensure the safety of LGBT athletes and guests attending the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. This had become necessary after the Russian Interior Ministry confirmed it would enforce the country’s anti-gay laws prohibiting “homosexual propaganda” and punish anyone found in violation of the law, followed by a statement by the International Olympic Committee declaring athletes who express opposition to the Russian laws or support for gay individuals could face sanctions under Olympic guidelines.
LCR Executive Director Gregory T. Angelo released the following statement urging the Obama administration to ensure the safety of the LGBT community during the games:
The Russian government’s statement that no one will be discriminated against at the Winter Olympics is nothing more than a hollow assurance from a governmental body that is so anti-gay it has established a law that allows gays — and gay allies — to be harassed, verbally and physically assaulted, and jailed. The International Olympic Committee’s recent threat to punish athletes who declare their support for gay rights is also shameful, and a sign that the IOC cannot be trusted to guarantee the safety of our athletes and supporters at this critical time.
Americans dumping vodka in the streets and calling for an Olympic boycott are not going to keep anyone who is gay in Russia safe during the Games, but it does show how frustrated our nation is with a President absent of action. President Obama and the State Department need to present a defined plan that guarantees the safety of our nation’s Olympic competitors and pressures the IOC never to put the gay athletes of the world in a situation where their safety is in question ever again.
http://www.logcabin.org/pressrelease/log-cabi...
well said. i'm kinda wishing i was a proud to be an American gay republican.
No one can force people to believe the truth. And if conservatives want to join with the truthaphobic left in making an enemy out of Russia for doing the right thing (in this case) there is nothing anyone can do about that. But at the same time no one can change what the truth is. And the truth is that Russia not only isn’t oppressive with its law banning anyone (not just sodomites) from targeting children with deviant propaganda; it actually is ahead of the U.S. and the rest of the West.

Read more at http://clashdaily.com/2014/02/largely-unrepor...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1076784 Feb 9, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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Like what Carol? I can think of one thing off the top of my head; single payer. Companies wouldn't have to worry about insuring their workers people could take time off to expand their education, care for family members or even take the risk of starting a new business without the fear of lack of medical coverage. But that big "MYGOD! SOCIALISM!" bone in your head pretty much prevents you from seeing the logic behind it. Obamacare isn't the perfect solution, but it's much better than allowing companies whose only concern is their profit margins from determining who get's medical coverage and what coverage they're going to allow.
ah yes-O'bama decided who gets coverage for what and why. You can get all the pharma you want-but G-d forbid you need only a B vitamin. Just wait-the liberals under the guise of health will take down the vitamin industry--and you liberals will sit there high like O'bama, sicker than the dogs you are. Dick Durbin is called (D) Walgreens for a reason.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1076785 Feb 9, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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No one on your side of the aisle wanted to listen to practical solutions that would have lowered the cost of health care and provided much more affordable health insurance and reinforced a safety net.
Because big government and breaking down the free market wasn't part of that solution.
And those practical solutions were what?
The exchanges established under the ACA actually encourage free market competition nitwit.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1076786 Feb 9, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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For one thing nitwit, Obama said he was raising the minimum wage for federal contract workers not for everyone. But then again your reading comprehension skills are underwhelming at best.
The new estimates also say that the health care law will, in the short run, benefit the economy by boosting demand for goods and services because the lower-income people it helps will have more purchasing power. The report noted that the 2014 premiums that people pay for exchange coverage are coming in about 15 per cent lower than projected, and the health care law, on balance, still is expected to reduce the federal deficit.
What erosions of jobs Carol? We've shown job gains since Obama took office liar. As for the sluggish economy it certainly is intentional, on the part of the GOP who hoped to hobble it and use it to win in 2012. They failed but keep on trying the same failed policies.
health care law: demand for goods: pharma. Sure just what we need more drugged up loons.

Since: May 11

Landisburg, PA

#1076787 Feb 9, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
No, you are the liar imbecile know-it-all liberal.
You have no clue what you are talking about, as usual.
Google geothermal heat Connecticut
Read the (non-ad) first hit, imbecile.
God are you people dumber that sh*t.
Your website says that the geothermal HVAC systems have a electric back up in case the compressor goes out or perhaps a pump. Not because the system is not capable to heat without help.

As long as the system is working & properly sized, it will keep up with the heating & cooling requirements without any help.

I have a geothermal HVAC & it heats my home just fine even with sub zero temperatures & wind chills over 20 below.

You don;t know sh*t about geothermal HVAC as with your complete misunderstanding of the reasons a back up is included.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1076788 Feb 9, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Can't speak (or post) for Galt. But there's always been a safety net in this country and always will be. It's just full of holes presently. Obama and his elite inner circle wants as many as possible to fall through them.
Only in your delusional hate warped mind Carol. What party wanted to slash SNAP benefits?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1076789 Feb 9, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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Still trying to push that crap again Carol? For one thing, no one has a right to a 501(c)(4) status. You have to prove that your group qualifies for that status. Let's go over the facts in the case once again (and I'm sure not for the last time).
Not ONE conservative group was denied 501(c)(4) status.
Not ONE conservative group was prevented from operating as though they had this status.
However THREE progressive groups were denied 501(c)(4) status.
So just how were anyone's rights intruded on stupid?
so The Three progressive groups openly supported Moslem terrorists-isn't that right Ponty?

And your crap of NOT one conservative group was denied-of course they weren't--they were delayed forever-so WHAT is the difference?

Bill Clinton is a Rapist.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1076790 Feb 9, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Insurance companies have always canceled existing policies& replaced them with new policies.
My insurer sent me a cancellation notice followed by 10 options for next year.
sounds like you quit working already.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1076791 Feb 9, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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It does seem liberals think climate change is something new and defending oneself is a partisan issue since it's not part of their party's platform.
But, then again, liberals want to use the climate as another way to tax us and it's much harder to control the masses when law-abiding citizens are armed.
I suppose. We're living in very weird times.
Climate change isn't anything new halfwit, but it's happening at an accelerated rate due to increased CO2 emissions from fossil fuels.

Since: May 11

Landisburg, PA

#1076792 Feb 9, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>No one can force people to believe the truth. And if conservatives want to join with the truthaphobic left in making an enemy out of Russia for doing the right thing (in this case) there is nothing anyone can do about that. But at the same time no one can change what the truth is. And the truth is that Russia not only isn’t oppressive with its law banning anyone (not just sodomites) from targeting children with deviant propaganda; it actually is ahead of the U.S. and the rest of the West.
Read more at http://clashdaily.com/2014/02/largely-unrepor...
The idea you think there is this link between homosexuality & pedophilia shows just how uninformed you are. Putin is also ignorant.

"The research to date all points to there being no significant relationship between a homosexual lifestyle and child molestation."

http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/faculty_sites/r...
RitzCrackers

Palm Coast, FL

#1076794 Feb 9, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
Food for thought for all you tea baggers whom are obsessed with a black President to ignore everything else.
"Last year tied 2007 as the sixth hottest on record since modern temperature records began in 1850, the World Meteorological Organization announced this week.
The news follows January announcements by NASA and NOAA that ranked 2013 differently among the hottest years on record, but they all add up to one thing: Earth's long-term warming trend showed no signs of stopping last year."
http://www.weather.com/news/science/environme...
Food for thought for all you Obamabots WHO are obsessed with a half black-half-white inept president to ignore everything else: You have "made your history", and now the nation is all the worse for it, since it was with the wrong black and/or half black-half-white person... you elected an inexperienced, unqualified liar: Barack Hussein Obama: "Lie of the Year"!

Since: May 11

Landisburg, PA

#1076795 Feb 9, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>so The Three progressive groups openly supported Moslem terrorists-isn't that right Ponty?
And your crap of NOT one conservative group was denied-of course they weren't--they were delayed forever-so WHAT is the difference?
Bill Clinton is a Rapist.
Hint: Id you want to register as a certain type non profit where the organization's main objective can not be political, don't name it : Blahblah Tea Party.

Its not that complicated.

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